Local News

Community Briefs: Rebranding, PICC Leadership, More

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Philadelphia-based Challah for Hunger, which was founded in 2004, announced that it is changing its name to Nazun.

National News

Officials Meet with Jewish Groups to Discuss Synagogue Security Post-Colleyville

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Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the United States considers the hostage-taking at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, “an act of terror."

Texas Rabbi Credits Security — and Rabbinic — Training With Helping Him Navigate Hostage...

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Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker has publicly described for the first time the moment he and two other hostages escaped a gunman.

Biden Yanks Trump Appointee Who Spoke to White Supremacists

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President Joe Biden removed from a commission that monitors Holocaust sites a Trump appointee with ties to white supremacists.

Arts

33 Years After Classic Bar Mitzvah Episode, Revamped ‘Wonder Years’ Revisits the Ritual

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Paul Pfeiffer’s bar mitzvah made Jewish television history
Four characters deep in a tunnel are staring at the reader. On the left are two Israeli archeologists, on the right, two Palestinians.

Books: ‘Tunnels’ Digs for Complicated Truth

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“Tunnels” Rutu Modan Drawn & Quarterly In graphic novelist Rutu Modan’s most recent work “Tunnels,” published on Nov. 2 by Drawn & Quarterly, archaeologist Nili is hardly...

Golden Globes 2022: Andrew Garfield, and Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story,’ Win Big

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Golden Globes fans may have noticed something different this year: The annual entertainment awards were not announced on TV, and not for COVID-19 reasons.

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla Awarded Genesis Prize for Coronavirus Vaccine Work

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 Albert Bourla, the CEO of Pfizer, was named the winner of the 2022 Genesis Prize, the award sometimes called the “Jewish Nobel."

Netanyahu Considering a Plea Deal in Corruption Cases

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly negotiating a plea deal with prosecutors in his ongoing corruption cases that could bar him from politics for several years.

Invasive Species, Protests and Forest Fires: How Planting a Tree in Israel Became Controversial

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Each year on Tu Bishvat, Lior Weitz and his wife take their two daughters to plant saplings of pine.